Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Wall Art

After redecorating a room that hadn't been touched in 25 years, we have a ceiling that has been smoothed out (it had noticeable taped drywall lines), the walls and trim have been repainted, the carpeting has been replaced and the old, saggy sofas are now new, firm ones. But the walls are still blank. We haven't decided what we want to do with them. I'm sure that we'll eventually find some art that we both agree on, but in the meantime I'm having fun imagining what the possibilities would be if I were actually artistic and could create my own.

This stenciled work by an artist is fun:

How can I tell her? (Blue)

And this creation in a sewing room is both interesting and practical (those are holders for spools of thread):

My Sewing Room Wall

Watching videos of people creating their own wall art is inspiring. I'm not sure I could actually do any of this, but it's an intriguing idea.

I love the colors on this one, but it's probably beyond my capabilities (looks like I might have to be rather agile, too, in order to paint in all those details on the upper parts of the wall):

This geometric one looks doable. I'm not sure I'm a geometric person, but it might be fun to try.

Have you ever tried creating your own wall art?

Have a great day!



Laney4 said...

No, but our one living room wall has 4x6 photos every year since 1985 when our eldest was born - family pictures of the four of us and now five of us since my daughter got married. We originally had 5x7 pics, then bought three large frames and placed 9 4x6 pics in each one, then had to take them all out and place behind individual panes of glass (without the frames) in order to take up less space on that same wall, but leaving room for another 20 years or so of annual updated pictures (at my kids' request). THAT is our art, I guess.

(I thought of doing that when I was pregnant and worked for another manager for a few weeks. She took me into her home and showed me HER annual pictures. What I liked the most wasn't seeing the kids grow up, but instead seeing the parents aging. I came home and told my husband I'd like to have annual pictures taken, and that's what we've done. No professional photos, mind you, but just trying to remember to take them at special events, ending up with Christmas if nothing big throughout the year instead.)

Mary Preston said...

I'm happy to just hang up some paintings. I might get sick of the wall art & be stuck with it.

Myrna Mackenzie said...

I love family photos, and I really like your idea of taking annual photos of you and your husband. When our local paper used to post wedding anniversaries, one of my favorite things was looking at the before and after pictures (one photo taken at the couple's wedding and one as they appeared today). I couldn't help wondering about all the wonderful stories the photos represented. Great idea you have there!

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Mary, that's an excellent point. If I spent a lot of time creating wall art, I would be reluctant to get rid of it, and once it was painted over it would be gone forever (definitely no way of saving it). It might be better never to go down that road.